Upcoming Show: The Recycled Rain Project June 2016
Looking forward to being part of this show! Using rain water in the studio for mixing paint, washing brushes. Contemplating how working with rain will inform the work. Plenty of rain available... It's the Pacific Northwest!
PIANO PUSH PLAY! September 2015
The piano I designed and painted for the amazing Piano Push Play! Learn more at www.pianopushplay.com
It was a lot of fun and hard work and I am happy to be part of this movement.
SITKA ART INVITATIONAL, Nov. 7 & 8, 2015
Public Exhibit and Sale
November 7 & 8, 2015
Saturday & Sunday, 10-4pm
Admission: Adults $5 - Sitka Members free - Under 18 free
Located in Miller Hall at the World Forestry Center.
For more information call us: 541-994-5485
Party with the Artists
Friday, November 6, 5-10pm
Join the artists who make this colorful gathering an event to remember. Hors d'oeuvres, wine and hand-crafted beers accompany this lively celebration.
Click here for details or to purchase tickets.
About the Show
Experience nature-inspired artwork in a variety of mediums and interpretations. Our 22nd annual Art Invitational will showcase 400+ works of sculpture, ceramics, paintings, metalwork, glass, book arts and prints, by more than 140 Northwest artists. The event kicks off with a party with the artists on Friday evening. Sales are shared 50/50 which helps support the Northwest art community as well as our Residency Program.
*Upcoming Show! April 12, 2014*
New work will be featured at Imogen Gallery, in Astoria, Oregon. The opening will be part of the Second Saturday Art Walk. This fascinating town on the Columbia River, has a unique history, and is full of interesting & creative folks. It is a brilliant place to visit if you are looking for an adventure.
Imogen Gallery, Astoria, Oregon.
Paro Wines - A new label 2013
My second label with Paro Wines! This yummy wine is available in limited supply.
Sitka Art Invitational, Nov. 2 -3, 2013
I am excited to be part of this show again this year. It is always a fascinating variety of work and a cause worth supporting.
Siren Nation Group Show November 2013
"The Light & The Lines"
My debut album was released in September 2012 and is available for download at iTunes, Amazon.com and most online music retailers. For a chance to hear all 10 songs visit
Sitka Art Invitational November 2012
I have been invited to join the Sitka Art Invitational. This is a show I have always enjoyed visiting and I am very happy to be one of the exhibiting artists this year.
Ivy School Art Explorers Spring 2012
I am in the middle of teaching another round of after school art classes. Working with the students (ages 6-8) is always an adventure!
Exciting News! 2012
I launched a Kickstarter campaign and it successfully funded late February. For those not familiar, Kickstarter is a very exciting way to fund and follow creativity. I have supported several projects and have enjoyed being part of each of them. Now that my project has funded, I am in the process of creating my first studio album of original songs. Stay tuned for the finished album, hopefully around August!
After School Art Classes
Starting in April 2012, I will be teaching the second term of after school art classes at The Ivy School. I am really looking forward to more exploring and art making with the students!
I am happy to have completed my Specialist Certificate in Music Theory at Berklee College of Music! It was a lot of work, but I enjoyed refreshing my old theory and learning new in depth theory from a more jazz oriented perspective, to compliment the classical training I have had in the past. Looking forward to putting some of this new knowledge into practice in my piano teaching and my songwriting. December 2011
Art & Music in the new year
Nothing like an adventure to rev up the creative spirit.....
After 6 weeks traveling the UK, this year has started off with lots of new energy for painting, music making, and some exciting new possibilities (details to come).
I am now teaching beginning piano/music and love incorporating art making into the lessons. My young students are naturally drawn to the concepts and building blocks of music when making art is an integral part of the learning process. Art making & music making have always gone hand in hand for me and it is exciting to be working in these realms with children again.
Painting, drawing, making lots of music, writing new songs & doing more performing feels like a very good start to the year.
May 2011 be good to you!
Featured on Honestly Kimberly
I am honored once again, to be featured on Honestly Kimberly!
Her work as an artist with a camera never ceases to enchant me. She has a rare gift and as a result, we have a wonderful documentation of this point in our lives.
Small Works now available
A variety of small works are now available for purchase directly from my website. All are acrylic on panel and ready to hang. Hope you enjoy having a look!
Portland Art Museum's Rental Sales Gallery
In 2006 I became one of the artists represented at the Portland Art Museum's Rental Sales Gallery. Founded in 1959 as a nonprofit gallery to help promote public awareness of Oregon arts by showcasing regional artists, new work is submitted on an ongoing basis. At present, more than 250 artists are represented in the Gallery, all from Oregon and the Vancouver, Washington area.
I am making music as a duo with Colleen Raney
We have a lot of fun singing songs together. For upcoming shows and current news you can find us on facebook at
A musical duo with Matty Sears. For details go to:
Selected Past Events
The Match - "Big &Bold"
I will be part of a group show from August 5-8th, 2010.
The idea is a short-term, high-impact art venue on NW 23rd Ave.
The "Big & Bold" exhibition will be joining in First Thursday, August 5th from
6 - 8 pm
This should be an exciting mix of work.
Pacific Northwest Art Annual
I am honored to be part of this exhibition, currently showing at the Adell McMillan Gallery, through the University of Oregon in Eugene.
I am pleased to announce that one of my paintings, "Tethered II", is being featured on a new wine label from Paro Wines.
It is a 2007 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. This yummy wine is sold out. I may be involved in another label for Paro Wines..... details to follow!
Highlighted in Sunset Magazine, November 2007
Featured artist on Oregon Art Beat October 2005